Bank Examination
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At the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, we believe in the diversity of our people, ideas, and experiences and are committed to building an inclusive culture that is representative of the communities we serve.

Are you experienced in Technology and/or Cybersecurity Risk Management? Would you like to join thought leaders in influencing and implementing the future of bank supervision? If yes – then read on!

We need you, an experienced Senior IT Risk Specialist to join the Portfolio Risk Management – Non-Financial Risk (PRM-NFR) Team within the Risk, Policy and Analysis Group of the SF Fed’s Supervision and Credit (S+C) Department. In this role, you will lead IT risk management assessments and examinations for regional, community, and foreign (RCF) portfolios and the regional non-bank service providers under Federal Reserve supervisory authority.

You will serve as a subject matter expert and be responsible for assessing financial institutions’ IT risk management programs and associated management information systems to ensure they are operating in a safe and sound manner and complying with applicable banking laws, regulations, and policy statements. You will lead examinations for information security and cybersecurity, including assessing business resiliency and third party (vendor) risk management from a cybersecurity perspective.

You will have superb communication skills with the ability to explain complex IT/cyber security issues and concepts to diverse audiences. Your collaboration skills and ability to develop strong relationships with senior management, System staff and other regulators and partners will be a critical part of this role.

Highlights of Responsibilities:

  • Lead or participate in examinations and monitoring activities over a spectrum of IT / cybersecurity topics to determine the effectiveness of a firm’s IT risk management program and validate remediation efforts of identified issues.
  • Assist in the development of firm risk assessments and supervisory strategies, and the vetting of exam scopes and findings. Prepare and deliver written analyses and presentations on firm specific as well as broader industry trends or emerging risks. Provide briefings to senior FRS staff and others in the supervisory community.
  • Prepare informative, well-supported supervisory products and work papers, effectively communicating complex and problematic supervisory findings, including required actions to banks’ senior management and board of directors.
  • Analyze internal reports, facilitate discussions with institution management, review industry information, and research IT / cybersecurity risk topics affecting the financial services industry. Synthesize information from multiple sources to identify industry trends and emerging issues. Develop creative approaches to evaluating risks and operational resiliency. Devise methods to more efficiently incorporate FRS data, market-based surveillance products, and technology into the ongoing supervisory process.
  • Lead or participate in Federal Reserve System and local IT risk initiatives and contribute to the development of policies to enhance the supervision of financial firms. Contribute to and lead System efforts to develop effective IT supervisory policy and guidance, supervisory activities, and IT analysis and thought leadership.
  • Develop and maintain expertise in cyber security/information security, cloud computing, IT operations, IT risk management, and IT internal audit, as well as supervisory expectations and industry practices in those areas. Contribute to and lead System efforts to develop effective IT supervisory policy and guidance, supervisory activities, and IT analysis and thought leadership.
  • Maintain strong relationships and liaisons with FRS colleagues, institution management, and other regulatory agencies.
  • Provide coaching, training, and mentoring to less experienced colleagues.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, technology, or related fields of study (or equivalent work experience). Advanced degree or professional certifications with an emphasis on internal audit or information security (e.g., CRISC, CISM, CISA, CISSP, CIA) or examiner commission are desired.
  • Ten or more years of direct or comparable banking, financial industry or banking supervision experience with auditing and/or risk management and controls is required.
  • Knowledge of and experience evaluating cyber security/information security and technology risks facing complex financial institutions and prudent practices for managing those risks, leveraging common frameworks, such as FFIEC, NIST, and ISO.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and project management skills, as well as strong learning agility and the ability to work on a variety of assignments independently.
  • Domestic travel and overnight stays are required at approximately 25-40% but could be more or less at any given time depending on one’s assignment.
  • We are looking for a candidate who exhibits the following critical behavioral competencies: Leadership, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Influence, Achievement and Innovation.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or hold a permanent resident/green card with intent to become a U.S. Citizen.


We offer a wonderful benefits package including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Pre-tax Flexible Spending Account, Backup Child Care Program, Pre-Tax Day Care Flexible Spending Account, Paid Family Care Leave, Vacation Days, Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Pet Insurance, Matching 401(k), and a Retirement / Pension

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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